[kde-community] Updating TechBase Getting_Started pages

Michael Pyne mpyne at kde.org
Tue Aug 18 02:44:12 UTC 2015

On Mon, August 17, 2015 09:53:58 John Layt wrote:
> Hi,
> I've started to update the old TechBase Getting_Started pages for the
> new KF5 world [1].
> My aim is to teach the one simplest quickest way to build KF5 for new
> KDE contributors. There's a few key concepts I want this rewrite to
> follow:
> 1) There is only one way to do things, no giving alternatives
> 2) There is only KF5, no KDE4
> 3) There is only kdesrc-build, no manual messing around
> The three build scenarios (= new dev personas) that will be presented will
> be: 1) Build an app only using packaged Qt and KF5
> 2) Build Plasma only using packaged Qt and KF5
> 3) Build Frameworks using packaged Qt
> All the more detailed or historic information will be removed to other
> parts of TechBase [2]. New build instructions for external devs just
> wanting to use a Framework or two should also go here and not
> Getting_Started.
> This may result in some default build configs needing to be added to
> the kdesrc-build repo to make life easier. There may also need to be a
> couple of simple scripts to set-up kdesrc-build to start with, and to
> actually run things seeing as kdesrc-build doesn't. The less the new
> dev has to worry about the better.
> Thoughts? Is anyone else working on something similar?

This has been sorely needed, and I've never quite had the time to bring 
kdesrc-buildrc-setup up to speed.

But do let me know if there's things I should take *out* of kdesrc-build.git 
to make it easier, or some kind of feature that's sorely needed.

 - Michael Pyne

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